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Schedule & Pricing Info

How much are train tickets from San Diego to Oceanside?

Lowest Price$17.35
Fastest Train0h 46m
Trains Per Day9
Train Lines2
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San Diego-Oceanside Train Schedule

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Price trends for trains from San Diego to Oceanside

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from San Diego to Oceanside right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. To review the latest news and updates on which companies have reduced routes, visit our COVID-19 Travel Alert.

In order to keep their vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How do you find cheap train tickets from San Diego to Oceanside?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets is to plan ahead and book your train travel early. In the past 30 days, $17.35 was the cheapest average price users have found for trains from San Diego to Oceanside. By booking your trip 23 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $0.90 compared to a same-day fare.

How long is the train journey from San Diego to Oceanside?

The distance between San Diego and Oceanside is approximately 36 miles, or 57 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 51 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 46 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Oceanside.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from San Diego to Oceanside are the most crowded on Saturday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Wednesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs San Diego at 5:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 6:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

How many trains per day run from San Diego to Oceanside?

There are 9 scheduled trains on most days. 9 of these are direct connections to Oceanside. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Oceanside to San Diego. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from San Diego to Oceanside for $8.00.

What train services are there from San Diego to Oceanside?

2 train services operate from San Diego to Oceanside. Amtrak Pacific Surfliner usually has more trains scheduled, with 6 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:
TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak30h 52m$18.27
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner60h 52m$18.27

Where is the train station in San Diego?

There are two stations in San Diego where you can board the train to Oceanside:

  • 4005 Taylor St
  • 1050 Kettner Blvd

Where is the train station in Oceanside?

Oceanside has one train station:

  • Oceanside Transit Ctr - 235 S Tremont St

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